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Preacher Olga Booysen described Oscar Pistorius as a "very humbled and broken young man". She said she prayed with the Olympic and Paralympic hero last night, and the experience was "very devastating."
Oscar Pistorius will be in court in Pretoria tomorrow morning to seek bail after being charged with the premeditated murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.
The hearing will take place as the family of the 29-year-old law graduate and model gather for her funeral in her home town of Port Elizabeth. Africa Correspondent Rohit Kachroo reports:
South African broadcaster eNCA has revealed new details from the night Reeva Steenkamp died in the home of her boyfriend, Olympic and Paralympic hero Oscar Pistorius.
CCTV footage from earlier in the evening shows Ms Steenkamp entering the property at 6:30pm, and neighbours reported hearing the couple argue, according to eNCA.
Oscar Pistorius will spend a fourth night in custody and a day later he will go to court to apply for bail. The case against him, and his version of events, will be laid out in front of the court.
Oscar Pistorius' agent made a brief statement to reporters after visiting the Olympic star at the Brooklyn Police Station in Pretoria. He confirmed he has cancelled all of the athlete's contracted upcoming races, and thanked the public for their many supportive messages. He said:
Oscar Pistorius' agent has spoken about his sponsors saying that 'all parties are supportive and contractual commitments will be maintained'.
But the agent added that he has cancelled all races the South African athlete was 'contracted to compete in'.
He said his key focus is defending the athlete against the serious charge.
Police in South Africa are reportedly investigating the discovery of a bloodied cricket bat in the home of Oscar Pistorius, according to media reports in South Africa.
South Africa's City Press said police are investigating a number of scenarios involving the bat, one of which being that Oscar Pistorius used it as a weapon to viciously beat his former girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.
City Press said they spoke to three sources close to the investigation, who all ruled out the possibility that Pistorius could have mistaken Steenkamp for an intruder.
A police spokeswoman told the Guardian they could not explain how the claims had emerged, but did not deny them.
The father of Reeva Steenkamp, the model who was shot dead at the home of Oscar Pistorius, said "there is no hatred in our hearts" over her killing.
Barry Steenkamp told the Mail on Sunday: “He must be going through things that we don't know about.
"We ask the Lord every day to help us find a reason why this should happen to Reeva.
"She was the most beautiful, kind girl in the world."
Steenkamp added: “There is no hatred in our hearts."
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Pistorius will concentrate on defending himself against allegations that he murdered his model girlfriend on Valentine's morning.
The South African press say the weapon is a key piece of police evidence, but Pistorius' family said the death is a 'tragic accident.'